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Oregon 2002 -2005 BRFSS Data - Behavior Risk Survey Topics by County

Selected Topics by County 2002-2005

Age-adjusted Prevalence of Selected Chronic Diseases and Related Risk Factors Among Adults by County, Oregon 2002-2005

Tables were created using combined BRFSS survey results from 2002 through 2005. Two numbers are provided for each condition or disease: an unadjusted rate and an age-adjusted rate. Unadjusted rates, provided in separate tables, give a description of the absolute burden of a disease or risk factor for an individual county. Age-adjusted rates supplied in this table allow you to compare rates for a county to the State's rate. They adjust for differences that could result from a county’s population being, on average, older or younger than the State's. When comparing counties with Oregon or with each other, use these age-adjusted rates.

Data are adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Census Population.

County % who have high blood cholesterol
OREGON 31.1%
Baker 59.1%**
Benton 28.3%
Clackamas 31.5%
Clatsop 33.9%
Columbia 27.4%
Coos 22.1%**
Crook 41.3%†
Curry 37.3%†
Deschutes 29.7%
Douglas 33.9%
Grant 61.1%†
Harney 43.9%†
Hood River 43.2%†
Jackson 33.6%
Jefferson 20.7%**
Josephine 31.3%
Klamath 31.7%
Lake 24.7%†
Lane 31.8%
Lincoln 31.1%
Linn 31.3%
Malheur 41.5%**
Marion 27.3%**
Morrow 55.8%†
Multnomah 30.2%
Polk 37.3%
Tillamook 22.5%
Umatilla 34.7%
Union 27.3%
Wallowa 19.8%†
Washington 29.7%
Yamhill 35.0%
Gilliam/Wheeler 25.9%†
Sherman/Wasco 34.2%†
Rate based on less than 50 respondents overall or fewer than 12 persons in one age group; may not accurately reflect behavior of entire county and results should be interpreted with caution. Estimates based on 10 or fewer respondents are not reported.
** Statistically significant difference compared to Oregon.
Three age groups were used for age adjusting: 18-34yrs., 35-54yrs, and 55+yrs.
Sources: BRFSS 2002-2005